Mendham High School – Music Wing

Client: West Morris Regional High School District
Location: Mendham, NJ

MMA completed design and construction of a new state-of-the-art music wing addition at the West Morris Regional High School – Mendham Campus. Having reviewed the District’s existing arrangement of school programs, MMA was able to determine how the future enrollment would impact the existing school facility.

The result of this study was the need to add a new music wing to the Mendham High School. The addition gave the school three (3) new music classrooms and two (2) practice rooms, as well as faculty offices, storage room and toilet facilities. Our design also allowed for the conversion of the existing music wing on the lower level to four (4) new classrooms and a faculty office. MMA feels that ‘filling a prescription’ for the client is one of the keys to maintaining a strong and growing relationship with the Districts we are associated with.

Our client base has given MMA many opportunities to develop interior and exterior spaces that provide a sense of comfort for the user. We pride ourselves in selecting all materials, including colors and finishes, for the client prior to completion of the design process. We always develop a storyboard that enables the client to understand the colors and materials that will be part of their space.

For this project, MMA felt the floor patterns within the music and choir rooms could mirror the activities that occurred within the spaces. This symbolism was achieved by the graceful curves outlined in the floor tile and the tones of the final color selection. In addition, our research and discussions with our acoustical consultant enabled us to provide an additional aesthetic along the interior walls by the juxtaposition of the panels.

In an effort to address and resolve these issues, MMA designed two single-story additions with a classroom link, which included two new general classrooms, 2 small group instruction classrooms, a multi-purpose/instrumental music room which will accommodate sixty students.

In the spirit of maintaining and upgrading, we are repairing and replacing the entire 60,000 sq. ft. roof using a built-up roofing system, replacing the boilers, replacing smoke detectors, and adding motion detectors and strobe horns, as well as new exterior lighting at the parking lot.


Architectural Design
Preliminary Design
Schematic Design
Interior Design
Design Development
Construction Documentation
Construction Administration

NJSBA Workshop 2019

Atlantic City Convention Center
Atlantic City, NJ

We’re going to be at the NJSBA Workshop 2019 and would like to meet with you. We’re working with a variety of Educational clients in the Tri State area and given the opportunity, would like to show you what we can do.


October 2019

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During his tenure at the New Jersey Institute of Technology and after earning his Bachelor of Architecture, Tom has spent close to Thirty Years in planning, design, construction and contract administration for a wide range of large and small-scale projects. He joined the company in early 1997 and as one of MMA’s Principals, he has been responsible for overseeing the growth and success of the educational design studio for the last two decades. His responsibilities include contract generation, establishing budgets for hard and soft costs, design consultant coordination, and overseeing construction administration and project close-out. Tom attributes his success to his attention to detail, and his ability to work effectively with all stakeholders.